On this week’s #DFRLabCoffeeBreak, Assignment Editor and Research Associate, Luiza Bandeira sits down with Heloisa Massaro, Head of Research at InternetLab. InternetLab is a Brazilian think tank focused on law, technology, and internet policy. The two explore COVID-19 disinformation inside the country and the resulting outbreak that has made it a global hot spot. Massaro explains the disinformation’s resulting effect on Brazil in the wake of COVID-19 and the country’s hastily put together bill meant to combat “fake news.”
The DFRLab Coffee Break is a video series meant to discuss how disinformation and digital change affect industries, policy making, and society with a community of experts, academics, and leaders from around the world.
The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) has operationalized the study of disinformation by exposing falsehoods and fake news, documenting human rights abuses, and building digital resilience worldwide.